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EVO 2020 line-up revealed and there’s no Mortal Kombat 11

The line-up for EVO 2020 has been revealed, featuring one major snub alongside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Marvel Vs. Capcom 2.
EVO 2020 line-up revealed and there’s no Mortal Kombat 11
  • EVO 2020 line-up leaves out Mortal Kombat 11 despite being released last year
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 makes its return in a special invitational
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee is left out for a second year running

While last year’s Evolution (EVO) saw many kick off over Super Smash Bros. Melee’s omission, EVO 2020’s line-up looks set to rile up Mortal Kombat 11 fans.  

This year’s tournament line-up includes many of the usual suspects, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Street Fighter V Champion Edition, Tekken 7, and SoulCalibur VI. 

Dragon Ball FighterZ, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, Under Night In-Birth, Samurai Shodown, and Granblue Fantasy Versus take up the remaining slots – leaving out Mortal Kombat 11 entirely. 

It’s surprising considering Mortal Kombat 11 featured at last year’s tournament, with the title also one of the best-selling games of 2019. 

Mortal Kombat 11 also made significant changes to make it more viable as an esports title, although this decision might sway a potential follow-up in the opposite direction.  

Other omissions include BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle which featured last year, along with Super Smash Bros. Melee's exclusion for a second year running. 

Marvel Vs Capcom 2 is the most notable return, which is represented in a “tournament of champions” to mark the title's 20th anniversary. The special tournament will see a total of eight invited players compete, four of which will be past EVO winners in the title. 

You can check out the full list of games below.  

  • Under Night In-Birth 

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ 

  • Tekken 7 

  • Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 

  • Street Fighter V Champion Edition 

  • SoulCalibur VI 

  • GranBlue Fantasy Versus 

  • Samurai Shodown 

EVO 2020 takes place in Las Vegas from 31st July to 2nd August.